Describing "Bedeviled" as by-the-book isn’t quite right as it never turns past the first page of being pat, predictable, and pedestrian in every sense as a supernatural slasher.
“Lake Bodom” is what a savage slasher film looks like when the kids aren’t caricatures and the murderer isn’t a merchandisable masked maniac.
“Trash Fire” is about confronting challenges in relationships, both romantic and familial, and the frightening honesty in its fiction can be unsettling to see.
Not only does “Patient Seven” collect seven strong shorts worth watching, it includes a proper wraparound tying everything together in a creatively clever way.
“Raw” does not disappoint with unsettling scenes certain to have you uneasily scratching at sympathy pains as Justine goes down her hole of macabre metamorphosis.
I suspect that in twelve months time, I won't be able to tell you a single thing off the top of my head about “The Invoking 3.”
“The Autopsy of Jane Doe” earns entry onto any list of deeply intriguing thrillers with satisfying supernatural suspense to match its maddening mystery.
“Jack Goes Home” is an introspective character deconstruction with an arthouse indie skin first, and a psycho-thriller with slight swaths of commercial horror second.
Putting it in a peanut shell, “The Windmill” trots out more than a few tropes and predictable plot beats, yet it’s got gory guts and gusto where it counts.
What you end up getting out of “Phantasm: Ravager” is proportionately related to how much nostalgia you have for the franchise.
With six consecutive features now tapping into this telltale brand of roadside hillbilly horror, following formula no longer challenges audiences to be shocked.
“Wolf Creek: The Series” may not be essential viewing, but it is ultimately entertaining, provided there exists a willingness to overlook implausible plotting.
If you’ve seen the first film, then you’ve seen this sequel’s identical plot beats of getting lost, yelling, being chased, becoming separated, and concluding in a creepy old house.